California lawmakers have passed a bill that codifies into law a 2018 state Supreme Court decision that makes it easier for independent contractors to become reclassified as employees of motor carriers. Assembly Bill 5, passed along party lines by the state Senate on Sept. 10 and Assembly on Sept. 11, was the latest development by […]
The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced a proposed rule to streamline the process for men and women interested in entering the trucking workforce.
The Department of Transportation is moving to loosen regulations on how many hours truck drivers can work, the Associated Press is reporting. While the trucking industry has long been fighting to relax the federal guidelines that limit how long drivers can stay on the road before stopping to rest, safety advocates warn that the move […]
A bill introduced late last week in the U.S. Senate would require the U.S. Department of Transportation to resume work on a rule to require heavy-duty trucks to be equipped with speed limiters and require a limited speed of 65 mph.
A wide-ranging Capitol Hill hearing on trucking safety managed to drill into a policy sticking point for the industry – maintaining a seat at the table on discussions around automated vehicle (AV) regulations.
Some 18 months after the ELD mandate changed the trucking industry, drivers and fleet managers might get a regulatory reprieve.
Abundant vessel space and weak transportation rates to and from the United States should not pose a bankruptcy danger to international container ship fleets over the next few years, according to U.S. regulators.
More drivers are experiencing prolonged sitting, lack of exercise, poor posture, road vibration and increased stress and tension made worse by new HOS and ELD rules and parking shortages.
While most government and think tank studies on the abysmal condition of U.S. roads are general in nature, a new congressionally mandated report zeroes in on the Interstate Highway System and finds the future of those ribbons of highway that tie the nation together so at risk that drastic action should be taken over a […]
Three U.S. senators introduced legislation that would create a training program giving those under the age of 21 the opportunity to operate commercial vehicles in interstate trucking.